Looking to purchase a home in Ireland? The Irish real estate market is starting to boom again, with a wide range of properties to suit different budgets.
Currently, the cheapest place to buy property in Ireland is the Roscommon town of Ballaghaderreen. The midlands town made headlines earlier this year when it gave 80 people from Syria a refuge from war and a second chance in life.
At the highest end of the spectrum is Sandycove, located between Dun Laoghaire and Dalkey along the DART line. Ireland’s most expensive neighborhood for buying a home is an affluent enclave in Ireland’s capital, where hundreds flock on sunny days to walk their dogs along seafront and gaze out across the Irish Sea.
Little wonder that a place that is a short commute to Dublin, but also affords spectacular walks and sea views will set you back a bit more than one in Ballaghaderreen: the average property evaluation for Sandycove is $909,000 according to a report by Daft.ie.
In Ballaghaderreen the price of a home is less than 10% of that, only $67,000.
At the moment the most expensive property going in Sandycove is 6 Elton Park. It’s a semi-detached house with 5 bedrooms and three baths and listed at €1,950,000 ($2.25m).
There’s a garden, chandeliers, a dining room and so many other rooms featured in the pictures that it makes you wonder if it’s only one property.
Slightly more below the middle of market in Sandycove is 59 Lower Albert Road which comes with an asking price of $915,000.
It boasts three bedrooms, a garden, is located a short walk from the train station and well within the catchment area of a number of well-respected private schools.
Right at the bottom of Sandycove’s housing ladder is 3 Albert Court on Sandycove Road. Priced at $345,000 it’s just over a third of what your average pad in the area will cost, but it's an apartment which means it comes with an annual service charge – $2,200 a year.
It’s got two bedrooms and compared to the other two properties is much snugger.
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Across in Ballaghaderreen, however, the most expensive property, Aughaderry House, is on the market for $150,000.
It’s a spacious two bedroom, detached house with two baths and a decent amount of land attached to it.
On Pound Street in the town itself, a four bedroom two story house is on sale for $91,000 (slightly above the average price for property in the town).
It comes with a long garden at the back and two bathrooms.
At the lower end of the market, a two bedroom apartment at 3 Marion Court is on sale for $56,000.
It comes fully furnished and with communal parking.
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